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Cleft lip and palate are congenital conditions that affect facial structures, resulting in a split or gap in the lip or palate. Sunset Oral Surgery specializes in comprehensive cleft lip and palate repair procedures, offering advanced surgical interventions and compassionate care to address these complex conditions.

We understand the unique challenges that individuals born with cleft lip and palate face, and our specialized team is dedicated to providing tailored treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. Children born with this condition may experience difficulty suckling as infants and speech issues as they get older, as well as an aesthetic deformity. Dr. David Salehani is an experienced, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performs cleft lip and palate repair surgery to improve the function and appearance of the lip and mouth for children with this condition.

Surgical Procedures

Cleft lip and palate repair surgeries are intricate procedures that aim to reconstruct the affected areas, restoring function and enhancing facial aesthetics. These surgeries are often performed in stages, considering the child’s growth and development. Lip repair typically takes place when the child is a few months old, followed by palate repair around the age of one or older, depending on individual needs. Dr. Salehani utilizes advanced techniques to close the cleft, rebuild tissues, and restore symmetry and function to the lip and palate, allowing for improved speech, feeding and overall facial aesthetics.

Following surgery, our commitment to our patients continues through diligent post-operative care. We provide guidance and support to families, offering information on proper wound care, feeding techniques, and ongoing monitoring of the child’s progress. Additionally, we work closely with pediatricians and other specialists to address any developmental needs and ensure optimal outcomes.

Patient-Centered Approach

We prioritize patient education, ensuring that families thoroughly understand the procedures, expected outcomes and long-term care requirements. Empowering families with knowledge enables them to actively participate in the treatment process, making informed decisions about their child’s healthcare.

At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, we believe in combining surgical expertise with compassionate care to transform the lives of individuals affected by cleft lip and palate. Our commitment to comprehensive treatment and ongoing support ensures that every patient receives personalized care and achieves the best possible outcomes. To schedule a cleft lip and palate consultation, contact our office in West Hollywood, CA.

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Patient Testimonials

Dr. Salehani is professional and has great bedside manner. He thoroughly takes time before the procedure, to explain what’s going on and what will happen.
Bill S.
This is the doctor you want to do your surgery. He’s simply one of the smartest people I’ve ever known; thoughtful and careful.
Marty M.
Amazing friendly staff. Nice clean office. Super attentive. I got three wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, no pain what so ever afterward.
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